Highlights from the
The 2013 The Stanley Kramer Film Festival screened six of the director/producer's 35 film: The Defiant Ones, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, The Wild One, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, and Judgment at Nuremburg. The festival also featured a number of special events including an award ceremony spotlighting the first annual Stanley Kramer Awards for Lifetime Achievment - going to director Randal Kleiser, and Emerging Artist - going to director Del Shores. An over the top pre-opening party, a birthday celebration complete with a giant birthday cake, and a private Tea with Karen and Kat Kramer for VIP's rounded out the event.
A Video salute from the 50th Anniversary screening of
The Cinerama Dome in Hollywood was the setting for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Stanley Kramer's classic comedy, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. Several of the original cast members were present including, Mickey Rooney, Marvin Kaplan and Barrie Chase. Stanley's widow Karen Sharpe Kramer and daughter Katharine "Kat" Kramer were also present along with Buddy Hacket's daughter, Lisa. The Q&A after the screening was moderated by Jeff Garlin.
Film Fest Celebrates Connection to Director Stanley Kramer
"It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" was filmed in Palm Desert area
Karen Kramer (on the motorcycle) and her daughter, Katharine "Kat" Kramer, help promote "The Wild One", one of the movies to screen during the Stanley Kramer Film Festival, Nov. 15-17, at Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs.
Writer/Director/Producer Del Shores to receive first annual Stanley Kramer Emerging Artist Award.
Internationally-known Film Director